39 episodes

Every performer who's ever been on the road has at least one bizarro story that could have been pulled straight from the iconic music mockumentary, This Is Spinal Tap. Co-hosts Allen Keller and Alex Hofmann delve deep into their guests’ harrowing, humbling, and hilarious Spinal Tap Moments uncovering universal truths along the way.

(Although it would be as great as having armadillos in our trousers, this podcast is not affiliated with This Is Spinal Tap and no person or entity connected with the film has sponsored or endorsed its content. This podcast is not affiliated, sponsored or licensed by Authorized Spinal Tap LLC or Century of Progress Productions.)

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Every performer who's ever been on the road has at least one bizarro story that could have been pulled straight from the iconic music mockumentary, This Is Spinal Tap. Co-hosts Allen Keller and Alex Hofmann delve deep into their guests’ harrowing, humbling, and hilarious Spinal Tap Moments uncovering universal truths along the way.

(Although it would be as great as having armadillos in our trousers, this podcast is not affiliated with This Is Spinal Tap and no person or entity connected with the film has sponsored or endorsed its content. This podcast is not affiliated, sponsored or licensed by Authorized Spinal Tap LLC or Century of Progress Productions.)

    Rock 'n' Roll Re-Creation: Modern Family's Julie Bowen

    Rock 'n' Roll Re-Creation: Modern Family's Julie Bowen

    In another one of our faves from the TMEP vault, we revisit our lively chat with Modern Family’s two-time Emmy Award-winning actress -- the hilariously funny Julie "Claire Dunphy” Bowen who spills the beans about the time she was supposed to film a sex scene on Jim Morrison’s grave; her Mrs. Robinson thang for Harry Styles (whose concert she attended last week); and why Spinal Tap keyboardist Viv Savage is her kindred spirit.
    Find Julie Bowen on IG and Twitter: @itsJulieBowen
    Check out Julie's podcast, Quitters, on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen.
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    • 38 min
    Quick Taps - Sweat, Blood, and Tears

    Quick Taps - Sweat, Blood, and Tears

    Need a Quick Infusion of Spinal Tap Moments? Try Quick Taps - short episodes with short stories for short attention spans. Hear about the time pro-wrestler Randy “Macho Man” Savage caused the host of a cooking show to be turned into mincemeat; the gig where Jane's Addiction's Dave Navarro rained blood from the heavens; and how comedian Billy Wayne Davis saw a couple who thought Ralphie May was an aphrodisiac steal the show...before being ejected from it.
    Sound FX credits
    -- Diamond Cutter Compilation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7n30C0FqRo
    -- Paul Gilmartin on WCW: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5N-GDLyVGA8
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    • 9 min
    TMEP Show Tribute: Jeff Beck gets in the pants of Spinal Tap's Music Director

    TMEP Show Tribute: Jeff Beck gets in the pants of Spinal Tap's Music Director

    Spinal Tap's Music Director CJ Vanston shares a personal Spinal Tap Moment about the time one of his guitar heroes, Jeff Beck, got into CJ's pants. Jeff Beck pass away on Tuesday, January 10, 2023. We hope this hilarious and heartfelt story brings a bit of levity to a sad moment for music fans.

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    • 7 min
    Rock 'n' Roll Re-Creation: OK Go’s Dan Konopka

    Rock 'n' Roll Re-Creation: OK Go’s Dan Konopka

    In one of our faves from the TMEP vault, we replay our chat with Dan Konopka from 2021 on the date 11/11 (because everything in this show must go to 11) when he told us why a piss bucket is put by his drum kit every time he plays the Paradise Rock Club in Boston; how a muppet looks when it "dies"; and what it’s like to rock out in ZERO GRAVITY.
    IG: @okgo
    Website: https://okgo.net
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    • 53 min
    Quick Taps - The TMEP Show-Offs Pick Their Favorite Spinal Tap Moments

    Quick Taps - The TMEP Show-Offs Pick Their Favorite Spinal Tap Moments

    Alex, Allen, and Gretchen cherry pick the best Spinal Tap Moments from the show. Hear about the time Corin Tucker and Carrie Brownstein from Sleater-Kinney were left a “present” in their dressing room at Red Rocks; Rhett Miller tells us how the Old 97's guitar player accidentally tripped balls during an appearance on Conan; Semisonic’s Dan Wilson shares the story about when he collaborated with Carole King AT ALLEN’S HOUSE; and The Dandy Warhols' Zia McCabe meets her hero, Willie Nelson, and it changes how she interacts with fans forever.

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    • 19 min
    Quick Taps - Bad Opportunities with Tom Cruise, Alex Chilton, Robert Plant, and Jimmy Page

    Quick Taps - Bad Opportunities with Tom Cruise, Alex Chilton, Robert Plant, and Jimmy Page

    Need a Quick Infusion of Spinal Tap Moments? Try Quick Taps - short episodes with short stories for short attention spans. On this week’s QT, hear about how much fun it wasn’t stalking a married woman with Big Star’s Alex Chilton; what it’s like auditioning to be Tom Cruise’s real-life Scientology girlfriend; and why a good career move would not include getting drunk and losing your purse the night before interviewing Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant and Jimmy Page.
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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
53 Ratings

53 Ratings

loisandbee ,

Relatable!

I knew I would love hearing all the crazy behind the scenes stories from my favourite bands. What I didn’t know was that the stories would also entail such thoughtfulness about how perseverance, drive, happenstance and creativity helped them get from one place to the next. I love hanging out with all of them! Listen to one episode and you’ll be hooked, and even if you’re not familiar with the guests I guarantee you will be soon.

SPBass ,

So happy to find this podcast

I’ve loved the Falling Wallendas, Allen’s old band, since a rave review in Stereo Review magazine prompted me to buy their self-titled CD almost 30 years ago. I own all three FW CDs as well as Allen’s amazing solo record, Wuthering Depths (apparently, I’m one of the few, but it’s awesome if you can find it). And of course I can find an (in)appropriate Spinal Tap quote for any occasion. So this podcast is right in my wheelhouse. Great guests, awesome stories and a fascinating look at the soft white underbelly of the rock n roll lifestyle.

Vanilla Grits ,

This one time, on Radiohead tour….

Pretty interesting concept. I do grow tired of these guys foisting their own music and tour stories into every single episode.

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